Patrick Corbin held the Yankees down 2-0 through 6 innings, but then Gleyber Torres hit a homer in the 7th, and a few batters later Luke Voit hit a homer to tie the game, and then the Yankees rallied for a run in the 8th, driven in on a game-winning single by Gleyber Torres for a 3-2 NY win.
Chad Green got the win in relief as it was Yankee bullpen day — Jonathan Loaisiga (3 innings, 1 run) starting, David Hale (1 inning, 1 run), Adam Ottavino (1 inning, 0 runs), Green (1 inning, 0 run), Tommy Kahnle (1 inning, 0 runs), and Zack Britton (1 inning, 0 runs) eventually outdueling Corbin.
And so this was not nearly the same thing as October — a first-weekend of the season in July with no fans in the stands — but it put that thought into the air, that if Houston had not cheated, the Yankees could take Washington down in a short series — and maybe might be the defending champs right now.
We’ll never know but one thing seems certain — Gleyber Gleyber Gleyber.
Gleyber Torres was 3-4 with the homer, 2 RBI’s plus the game winner. When Aaron Judge (0-4) said Gleyber was the best hitter on the team he was speaking Truth.
The Yankees only got 5 hits — Gleyber got 3 of them; Luke Voit’s homer and a DJ LeMaheiu single accounted for the other Yankee hits. Corbin pitched into the 7th allowing only 2 hits and 1 run (the Torres homer).
The Yanks are now 2-1 to start the season, and headed to Philadelphia.